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One arrested after Pemiscot Co. shooting

Lamar King (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office) Lamar King (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office)

Police arrested a man accused of shooting another man in a rural part of Pemiscot County late Tuesday night.

According to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, Marion Rowsley was shot in the leg while inside a car.  Rowsley was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis with serious injuries.

Lamar Anthony King, 40, of Homestown is charged with assault 1st degree - serious physical injury, armed criminal action, discharge of a firearm at a motor vehicle, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to the probable cause statement, Marion Dawayne Rowsley, 50, was shot while sitting in his car at King's home at 342 North Roosevelt in Homestown.

Rowsley drove his silver Cadillac away from the home and drove into a ditch. 

Investigators say Rowsley was initially loaded into a private vehicle after being shot, but deputies stopped when two females flagged them down on Hwy. B to tell them someone had been shot.

While deputies were investigating this shooting they learned of another crime scene at King's home at 342 North Roosevelt in Homestown where shooting evidence was found.

King claims Rowsley had made repeated threats to "whip" him and his wife that night.  King told police when Rowsley drove into his driveway, he had a rifle ready and shot Rowsley in his car.  Rowsley then backed out of the driveway onto North Roosevelt where King told police he shot at the car three or four more times.  King told police he saw the car leave the road, causing a "large splash of water going into the air," according to the probable cause statement.

King told police he hid his rifle in some pajama pants and took it to a friend.  Police later recovered the gun.

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